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Surry County, North Carolina

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Surry County is on the edge of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the East Coast which offers citizens access to urban amenities and cultural attractions.
The Surry County/Mount Airy airport has a runway length of 5,500 feet.
Surry County is approximately 300 miles from four ports on the east coast; Norfolk, VA, Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC.
In Surry County you have about an hour’s drive time to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and one hour and 30 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Surry County is 538 square miles that include four rivers, the Mitchell, Ararat, Fisher, and Yadkin Rivers.
Surry County has two hospitals that provide regional health care. Northern Regional Hospital in Mount Airy and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

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County Demographics

  • Population, 2020 71,359% 71,359%
  • Unemployment Rate, March 2022 3.1% 3.1%
  • Labor Force, March 2022 32,308% 32,308%
  • Number Unemployed, March 2022 persons 1,009% persons 1,009%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 3rd Q 2021 $814.00% $814.00%
  • 2021-2022 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.552% $0.552%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2021 $121,573,528% $121,573,528%
  • Gross Retail Sales, February 2022 $93,359,620% $93,359,620%
  • Median Household Income, 2020 $44,979% $44,979%
  • Per Capita Income, 2020 $26,074% $26,074%
  • Crime Rate, 2018 (per 100,000) persons 89% persons 89%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2020 $130.90 million% $130.90 million%
  • 2022 Tier Designation 2% 2%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 % sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2020 persons 134.0% persons 134.0%
  • 2020 Median Age 44% 44%

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128
336.401.9900

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